Dimitri Chamblas

Born in 1974 in Saint-Didier (France), Dimitri Chamblas is the newly appointed Dean of the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at the California Institute of the Arts. Trained in dance at Paris Opera’s ballet school, Chamblas co-founded the dance company edna, in 1992 with Boris Charmatz, as a way to explore new experimental dance formats. Together, they choreographed and danced the duet À bras le corps (1993), and shot the film Les Disparates (1994). In 1993, Chamblas began dancing for choreographers including Régine Chopinot, Emmanuelle Huynh, and Mathilde Monnier. Throughout his career, Chamblas has collaborated with various artists including Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Andy Goldsworthy, as well as composers such as Heiner Goebbels. Chamblas joined the Paris Opera under Benjamin Millepied’s leadership, where he directed “Troisième Scène”, a digital platform dedicated to commissioning films by visual artists, choreographers, actors, and writers. Among others, participants include Bertrand Bonello, Bret Easton Ellis, and William Forsythe.